Assassin's Creed sees Michael Fassbender cast as the protagonist Callum Lynch, in this action adventure film that is based on the video game franchise of the same name. Lynch's identity no longer exists and he is forced by revolutionary technology to hear, see and feel the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha, who was an assassin during the Spanish Inquisition.
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Marion Cotillard - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'It's Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde)' - Photocall at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 19th May 2016
Marion Cotillard, Nicole Garcia, Louis Garrel , Alex Brendemuhl - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Mal de Pierres' (From the Land of the Moon) - Premiere at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Sunday 15th May 2016
Brad Pitt and French actress Marion Cotillard have stepped back in time for their new movie Five Seconds of Silence.
The stars have been spotted filming outdoor scenes in Surrey, England, for World War Two drama Five Seconds of Silence, about a spy who falls in love and marries a French secret agent during a dangerous mission to North Africa.
Sporting a formal '40s look of side-parted hair, grey wool trousers and shirt and tie teamed with a brown suede jacket, Brad, 52, looked every inch the respectable dad in the suburban countryside scene.
The snaps from the Robert Zemeckis directed movie also featured a little girl, dressed in pink knitted playsuit, happily perched on Brad's shoulders.
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Michael Fassbender is reportedly preparing to step back into the world of Assassin's Creed for a sequel.
The action epic, based on the popular video game of the same name, doesn't open in movie theatres until December (16), but studio bosses at New Regency are said to be so confident of its box office success, they've started developing a follow-up.
Oscar-nominated actor Fassbender, who portrays time-travelling Callum Lynch in the blockbuster, has already climbed on board for the sequel, and will also reprise his role as a producer through his firm DMC Films, according to Tracking-Board.com.
The forthcoming Assassin's Creed reunites director Justin Kurzel with his MACBeth stars Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, but it is not yet known if the filmmaker or the French actress will return for the planned follow-up too.
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Fassbender looks back on his drama school days with the Shakespearean epic.
In between his high-profile roles in Slow West, Steve Jobs and the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, Michael Fassbender took time out to shoot a gritty new version of Shakespeare's Macbeth with Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel. "While on a big film you've got all the options in the world open to you," he says. "But on a small film even getting it made is a hard thing. I love how fast you have to work - that pressure of having to get it right in one take or not at all."
Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender have an emotional story to portray in 'Macbeth'
Fassbender's only previous experience with Shakespeare was in drama school. "Shakespeare is challenging because of the language," he says. "And Macbeth is going through quite a lot!"
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Shakespeare's Scottish play returns to the big screen with earthy energy, visual style and roaring performances. Acclaimed Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) takes an artistic approach that makes terrific use of sweeping landscapes and harsh weather, which allows the cast to put their guts into their roles. Yet while the film looks absolutely amazing, the sound mix is so muddled that anyone unfamiliar with the play will find it difficult to follow.
Michael Fassbender plays Macbeth, an 11th century general who has just triumphed on the Highland battlefield but is struggling internally after he and Lady Macbeth (Marion Cotillard) lost their infant child. So when three witches tell him that he is destined to become king, his wife encourages him to make it happen sooner rather than later. In secret, Macbeth murders King Duncan (David Thewlis) and pins the blame on his son Malcolm (Jack Reynor), who flees in fear, raising suspicion. Now on the throne, King and Queen Macbeth are overwhelmed by paranoia about any hint of a threat to their power, raising distrust of loyal friends like Banquo (Paddy Considine) and Duncan's defender Macduff (Sean Harris). Meanwhile, Malcolm has raised an army in England and is coming back to claim his title.
This is one of Shakespeare's bleakest, leanest plays, and Kurzel gives it an intriguingly expansive tone by setting most of the action outdoors in the elements rather than in shadowy castle corridors. In addition to adding a gritty, muddy kick, this allows the battle sequences to take on a Lord of the Rings-scale intensity. So the effect of this violence on the characters is that much more resonant. Lady Macbeth turns inward, tormenting herself in an extended dream sequence, while Macbeth goes the other way, killing anyone who seems even remotely shifty. But of course they also understand that their ambition and guilt are causing these extreme reactions.
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Marion Cotillard spoiled her 'Macbeth' co-star Michael Fassbender's experience of the Cannes Film Festival by telling him he had fishy breath.
During the Shakespeare film's premiere at the glitzy event earlier this year, the French beauty approached him about the fishy smell and advised him to get some chewing gum, which worried him as he was already chewing minty gum.
He recalled: ''I was surprisingly relaxed (at Cannes), other than Marion telling me that I smelt of fish. I was sitting next to her, and she was like, 'Did you have fish for dinner?' I said, 'Yes,' and she was like, 'I just want to tell you because I'm your friend that maybe you should have some chewing gum.'
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The 'Macbeth' actress made the comments in a new interview with Porter magazine, in which she claims that the term itself "creates separation".
Former Oscar winner Marion Cotillard believes that feminism is not a useful concept in Hollywood, because the term itself creates “separation” between the sexes.
The 39 year old actor, who stars as Lady Macbeth in the forthcoming Shakespeare adaptation, said in a new interview with Porter magazine: “Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a festival like Cannes to have, like, five movies directed by women and five by men.” This comment was a reference to the 2012 shortlist at the prestigious festival, when all 22 nominated films were directed by men.
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Marion Cotillard has revealed she suffered from panic attacks on the set of 'Macbeth' because the role of Lady Macbeth pushed her physically and psychologically.
Marion Cotillard had panic attacks while shooting 'Macbeth'.
The 39-year-old actress stars as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in the titular role in the big screen adaptation of the Shakespeare play.
Although she has been making movies for the past three decades, Marion started suffering from the cripplingly bouts of fear on set because she was being pushed to her absolute physical and mental limits.
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'Macbeth' star Marion Cotillard has claimed feminism creates ''too much separation''.
Marion Cotillard thinks feminism creates ''too much separation''.
The 39-year-old actress, who stars alongside Michael Fassbender in the Justin Kurzel-directed 'Macbeth', has revealed she doesn't consider herself to be a feminist and isn't keen to ''separate women from men''.
She said: ''Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a film festival like Cannes to have five movies directed by women and five by men.
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French Actress Marion Cotillard Suffered Panic Attacks While Filming New Movie Macbeth.
The Oscar winner stars as Lady MACbeth opposite Michael Fassbender as William Shakespeare's tragic king in the new film adaptation.
Marion reveals the heavy role took a major toll on her health during filming.
"I never had panic attacks before," she tells Porter magazine. "What was funny is I didn't know what a panic attack was, but I had studied it for (a) role I did before... I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'... I just had to accept I would freak out the whole shoot long."
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